Frequently Asked Questions
Is a poured concrete foundation better than block foundation?
What are important factors when considering a poured concrete foundation contractor?
You must look at their experience and ask questions regarding the adjustments made for pouring walls in the different seasons. The strength and variations of the concrete mix should be adjusted throughout the year, so look for a contractor with an extensive knowledge of this practice. Your contractor should utilize admixtures, blanket the walls during the winter months, and should have a close relationship with its concrete suppliers.
The macro fiber reinforcement in our standard wall system replaces both horizontal and vertical rebar, but for contractors using traditional rebar, be sure more than just horizontal bars are provided in the basement. The proper steel reinforcement reduces the chance and severity of shrinkage cracks, and also adds the tensile strength that concrete lacks.
You should also choose a contractor that is at the forefront of his peers in both business and technology. If your foundation contractor is not around in the future your chance of getting technical help later is very marginal. Also, if the equipment and business looks professional, you will likely receive a much more professionally handled job.